Returning to England from a bombing run in May 1945, flyer Peter Carter's plane is damaged and his parachute ripped to shreds. He has his crew bail out safely, but figures it is curtains for himself. He gets on the radio, and talks to June, a young American woman working for the USAAF, and they are quite moved by each other's voices. Then he jumps, preferring this to burning up with his plane. He wakes up in the surf. It was his time to die, but there was a mixup in heaven. They couldn't find him in all that fog. By the time his "Conductor" catches up with him 20 hours later, Peter and June have met and fallen in love. This changes everything, and since it happened through no fault of his own, Peter figures that heaven owes him a second chance. Heaven agrees to a trial to decide his fate. This description was obtained from IMDb.
August 30, 2020 Subject:
An excellent story to remind us that the power of love is an opportunity on planet earth to experience.
If we do not experience love consistently in one's lifetime,
just before we die we may realize we missed the boat
August 26, 2020 Subject:
For lovers of out-of-the-ordinary stories
Persons of a certain age will likely respond to this movie with a smile, but question its quirkiness, and its talkiness during the celestial trial scene. Cynics will roll their eyes, but don't let that stop you. It's a charming story about a half-alive-half-dead pilot during WWII who has to prove he's not imagining being part of both worlds, the here and now, and the hereafter, and that "Love Conquers All."
A young David Niven is marvelous, and Kim Hunter is charming as the love interest. More than that you don't need to know, except the special effects are rather fun and cool for their time in the history of cinema.
February 9, 2020 Subject:
Entertaining but vapid
This film raises plenty of interesting questions, but fails to deliver anything but frivolous answers. What happens when we die? We go stand in a queue before being assigned a mundane job in heaven. What are people like in the afterlife? They're exactly like they were on earth, with the same interests and opinions. How will we be judged? According to the same prejudiced criteria that people judge things on earth.
Reviewer:Luis Ricardo Almeida
April 13, 2014 Subject:
A fresh view on the post-war love
Very nice to watch and see such an interesting world panorama behind a love story right after WWII. So many insights could be taken. Shouldn't we revisit such a lighter way to take views on our lives today? I invite you to do so.